Art Deco Baby Quilt // Finished Modern Quilt


I love art deco–buildings in South Beach and Tulsa (okay, I’ve never been there but I love the pictures) make me happy. I think sometime it would be fun to do an “art deco” quilt. This one has nothing to do with art deco, of course, other than the fact that Dolce, by Tanya Whelan, is filled with art deco motifs.

My long-time friend (since junior high!) had a baby girl earlier this year. I made her a quilt for her daughter–she picked the Dolce fabrics, the color scheme (pink with a bit of black), and the style, squares in squares. I threw in the gray and a bit of green. The fabrics didn’t speak to me initially, but I really liked the result, and it was fun to collaborate on the project.  Merry Christmas, baby A. I hope I get to meet you soon!

ps. scroll down for a look at my 2010 projects!

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8 Comments

  1. Posted January 1, 2011 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    this is a lovely quilt and i am always partial to a little Avery, that is the name of my first little girl(she is not so little anymore)

  2. Jones
    Posted January 1, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Another triumph!

  3. Posted January 6, 2011 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    Hi…I just stumbled across your blog and saw that you helped organize a fun run? I am on a committee to help with a community 5k and we’re considering doing a fun run. I wondered if you could email any hints/suggestions you might have? I would REALLY appreciate it. (andreaevadavis@gmail.com0

    Also, love your blog title. I did my first sprint tri this past summer and the running was the part that kept me from ever doing one. I’ve finally jumped that hurdle, but it’s still not my favorite. :)

  4. Posted January 6, 2011 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    sorry that was just .com

  5. pinksuedeshoe
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    So pretty!

  6. Laura
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    love love this one! I have fabric to make my little girl a pink and brown quit and this would look fantastic. Did you use a pattern?

  7. Jackie Roth
    Posted November 12, 2013 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    this is super cute…did you make this up or actually a pattern. I have been scrap piece quilting and this would be perfect.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted November 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Jackie! I just designed it as I went, but here is a link to a free quilt pattern by Faith Jones that is somewhat similar. I’m sure there are other square in square tutorials and patterns out there, too!

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